A Woman Under the Influence DVD+Blu-ray

John Cassavetes, 1974


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Film Details

Directed by John Cassavetes

Produced in 1974

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - American film

Film Description

Arguably John Cassavetes' most popular and influential film, A Woman Under the Influence stars Cassavetes' wife Gena Rowlands (Gloria, Faces) and the legendary Peter Falk (Columbo) as Mabel and Nick Longhetti, a blue-collar couple struggling to cope with her slip into mental illness.

A key work from a golden era of American film, this masterpiece of independent filmmaking is as powerful and devastating today as it was when it was first released.

DVD+Blu-ray Details

Certificate: 15

Publisher: BFI

Length: 141 mins

Format: DVD+Blu-ray Colour

Region: 2

Released: 17th September 2012

Cat No: BFIB1127

DVD+Blu-ray Extras

  • 2 discs
  • Falk on Cassavetes, Part 2: Husbands and Wives (15 mins)
  • Elaine Kagan interviewed by Tom Charity (19 mins)
  • Original and alternative 16mm trailers
  • Fully illustrated booklet with essays, credits and film notes.

Community Reviews

by Anon on 12th September 2006

Nick Longhetti (Peter Falk) is abrupt, emotional, quick to anger, but also has moments of tenderness. His wife Mabel (Gina Rowlands) is socially inept and emotionally ... Read on


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